Benjamín Flores González

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Mexico

IN A WATERSHED YEAR FOR MEXICAN DEMOCRACY, the dissolution of ties between much of the media and the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) helped foster a more professional and competitive press in 2000. The election of National Action Party (PAN) candidate Vicente Fox to the presidency on July 2 ended the PRI’s 71-year hold on…

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Mexico

While the Mexican press started covering local politics with greater confidence and independence, the drug trade was still an extremely dangerous assignment. As in past years, the government made little progress investigating attacks when they did occur. 1999 saw the first-ever primary election within the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has dominated Mexican politics since…

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Mexico: U.S. authorities arrest two men linked to publisher’s murder

New York, Feb. 28, 2000–Federal agents in Yuma, Arizona, have arrested two brothers charged in the 1997 murder of Mexican newspaper publisher Benjamín Flores González. According to The Arizona Daily Star, Ismael and Gabriel González Gutiérrez were arrested on drug trafficking charges on February 24, following their indictment in Phoenix on February 9. The murder…

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México: EEUU arresta a dos hombres vinculados a muerte de editor mexicano

Nueva York, 28 de febrero de 2000 – Agentes federales en Yuma, Arizona, arrestaron a dos hermanos acusados en el asesinato en 1997 de Benjamín Flores González, editor del periódico mexicano La Prensa. Según The Arizona Daily Star, Ismael y Gabriel González Gutiérrez fueron arrestados por acusaciones de narcotráfico el 24 de febrero, después de…

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Autoridades rehusan dar protección a periodista mexicano

July 8, 1999 — El CPJ está profundamente preocupado por la seguridad física de Jesús Barraza, director del semanario Pulso en la población de San Luis Río Colorado, estado de Sonora, México. Tal como dijimos en las cartas al presidente Ernesto Zedillo del 13 de mayo y 14 de junio, Barraza ha recibido varias amenazas…

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Authorities refuse protection to Mexican journalist

July 8, 1999 — CPJ is concerned about the safety of Jesús Barraza, editor of the weekly Pulsoin San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora State, Mexico. As mentioned in CPJ’s May 13 and June 14 letters to President Ernesto Zedillo, Barraza has received several death in recent months because of his reporting on the local narcotics…

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CPJ Concerned for the safety of Jesús Barraza

June 14,1999 Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León President of Mexico Los Pinos Mexico City, MEXICO Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express its growing concern for the safety of Jesús Barraza, editor of the weekly magazine  Pulso in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. As we stated in the letter sent…

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CPJ preocupado por seguridad fisica de Jesús Barraza

14 de junio de 1999 Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León Presidente de México Los Pinos Ciudad de México, MEXICO Su Excelencia, El Comité para la Proteccion de Periodistas (CPJ) a través de esta carta quiere expresar su creciente preocupación por la seguridad de Jesús Barraza, editor del semanario Pulso en San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. Como…

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Barraza and his Family Threatened

May 13, 1999 Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León President of Mexico Los Pinos Mexico City, MEXICO Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to express its deep concern for the safety of Jesús Barraza, editor of the weekly magazine Pulso in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora State. At 9 p.m. on May 4,…

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Barraza and his Family Threatened

13 de mayo de 1999 Presidente de México Los Pinos Ciudad de México, MEXICO Su Excelencia, El Comité para la Protección de Periodistas le escribe esta carta para expresarle nuestra gran preocupación por la seguridad física de Jesús Barraza, director de la revista semanal Pulso en San Luis Río Colorado, estado de Sonora. A las…

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